Sep 21, 2012 7:00pm PDT
ignoble prize at a ceremony at harvard university in the united states. kazutaka kurihara says he is honored and hopes the speechjammer will contribute to peace and quiet. this is the sixth year in a row that japanese scientists have won an ignoble prize and an award give on the unique and humorous scientific inventions. >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. for all of us here at nhk world, thanks very much for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
Sep 21, 2012 6:30pm PDT
their hatred of the united states. protesters burned american flags and vented their anger at western nations. saddam is, banks, and cars were torched -- cinemas, banks, and cars were torched. the day of love turned to a day of rage. police used shipping containers to block the entrance to the u.s. embassy, but demonstrators still try to force their way in. they engaged officers in street battles and were met with batons and tear gas. pakistan's prime minister pleaded for calm earlier in the day but also expressed his understanding of the motives of the demonstrators. >> [inaudible] on the whole belief of 1.5 billion muslims. therefore, this is something that is unacceptable. >> ashraf called it the duty of a muslim to protest, but critics say he did not do enough to counter the violent message of islamist groups. yes to protest, no to violence -- if that was the message, it did not resonate. angry young men fought with police in islamabad's diplomatic district, where a number of western embassies are located. it took hours for the police to restore order. >> let's go live now to pakistan. th